Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Olympic Solidarity/International Tennis Federation Coaching Course

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): April 29, 1998 - The FSM National Olympic Committee is holding an Olympic Solidarity Tennis Coaching Clinic on Kosrae beginning April 27 to May 2nd according to Jim Tobin, FSM Sport Director. Geoff Love of New Zealand is the expert instructor at the tennis course. Love is the Tennis Development Coach of New Zealand.

The FSM National Committee has received funding and has sent FSM Tennis Coaches; Ben Franklin and Richard Alex (Pohnpei), Francis Sain (Chuuk) and Ignatius Pakaluo (Yap) to attend the workshop. Over 12 Kosrae tennis players and coaches also are attending.

The workshop will include tennis teaching approaches, technique, movement patterns, tactics, mental skills, physical conditioning and promoting tennis in school. Love will be traveling to Pohnpei from May 2-4th to hold a mini-tennis workshop for players and coaches. The tennis coaching course is funded jointly by the Olympic Solidarity and the International Tennis Federation.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356